BMW India is partner of India Art Fair. Now in its fifth year, the partnership marks a new, year-round collaboration.

New Delhi. BMW Group India is pleased to announce the
partnership with the upcoming 13th edition of India Art Fair, the
leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South
Asia, running from 3 to 6 February 2022 at NSIC Exhibition Grounds,
New Delhi. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the partnership marks a
new, year-round collaboration celebrating the region’s artists and
dynamic arts scene through a series of dedicated initiatives and commissions.

The partnership focuses on growing India Art Fair’s digital presence
and audiences for the arts through new online editorial including
BMW Artist Films, comprising studio visits and
interviews; an expanded IAF Parallel programme
highlighting events and exhibitions by South Asia’s leading galleries,
museums and alternate arts spaces; and a BMW Art Talk
that will shine a light on an important artist inspiring change today.

With an ongoing ambition to foster a spirit of collaboration and
creativity, India Art Fair introduces this year’s Artists in
programme featuring a strong line-up of talks and
live participatory workshops. Artists taking part include Indian
photographer, performance and feminist artist Indu
(Bangalore); recent Inlaks Fine Art Awardee, textile
artist and sculptor Gurjeet Singh (Chandigarh);
multidisciplinary artist Arpita Akhanda
(Santiniketan) whose works address political concerns for human rights
and justice; and mixed media artist Haroun Hayward
(London) whose influences include 90s dance music, graffiti, African
and South Asian textiles and miniature painting traditions.

India Art Fair will also launch website archives of past fair
editions and a new noticeboard, an open listing platform for jobs,
grants and residencies for artists and arts professionals from India
and South Asia. The initiatives reaffirm India Art Fair’s commitment
to supporting arts education and professional development
opportunities for young people and adults within India and internationally.

Jaya Asokan, Fair Director, India Art Fair commented,
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with BMW India which,
now in its fifth year, marks a new chapter for India Art Fair. As we
look forward to returning to a physical event in 2022, we are excited
to launch this new series of initiatives and year-round programmes. We
believe in the power of art to inspire and through these initiatives,
seek to champion a more inclusive, creative and sustainable world for
artists and art lovers.”

Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India commented,
“For over 50 years, various global cultural initiatives have been an
integral part of BMW Group’s social sustainability. Taking this
commitment forward, BMW India has valued and nurtured cultural
engagements and co-operations with leading art platforms in the
country. Our resolve to strengthen intercultural platforms of
creativity in the fields of art, music, design, and architecture
remains undeterred. The world around us is transforming amidst
challenging times and art serves as a constant source of creative
inspiration and hope. BMW India is delighted to present the latest
edition of the India Art Fair in its new avatar for connoisseurs of
art and automobiles.”

Exhibitor applications for the 2022 edition are open. To find out
more about India Art Fair’s programmes and initiatives, visit


For further questions please contact:
Prof. Dr
Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49 89 382

Abhay Dhange
BMW Group India
Press and Corporate
Telephone: +91 9910481013

Gautami Reddy
India Art Fair
Director of Digital
Telephone: +91 9650056965